BOU The list of British Birds maintained by the British Ornithologists' Union. Generally held to be the 'official' list for British birders, albeit the most conservative one. If you have no strong opinions on list authorities, it is recommended that this is the one you use.

Within BUBO Listing, the BOU authority can be used for lists in Britain, the constituent countries of England, Scotland and Wales, and smaller units of Britain such as counties. Note that the BOU List does not apply to Ireland (but see the 'Britain and Ireland' authority).

The latest updates of the BOU list included within BUBO Listing are the 51st report of the BOU Records Committee, as published in the journal Ibis, and is in line with IOC version 10.1.

 

Note that BUBO Listing also includes the following further 'provisional' species not currently recognised as occurring in a wild form in Britain by the BOURC: Paddyfield Pipit, Brown Booby, Trindade Petrel.

Please note that any comments shown below are those of BUBO Listing and are not necessarily endorsed by the BOU.

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Genus is defaulted from the previous species row but may need overwriting; specific needs to be entered in either case.


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NB: Scientific should also be updated similarly, e.g. Genus specific A/specific B or Genus specific A [group].

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using '[lumped]', e.g. Species A [lumped].

NB: Scientific should also be updated, using '[lumped]' or brackets for the old specific name, e.g. Genus specific [lumped] or Genus [specific] subspecific.

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.